Ask The Experts: All You Need to Know About Wines at Weddings

There are many things to consider when planning a wedding. The big things like the venue, photography, and entertainment always come first but then you need to start thinking abut feeding and watering your guests. The type of food you serve is always a BIG decision to make but what about the wine!! Different wine can be served with different foods, at different times of the year. With so may wines to choose from it can become overwhelming. So today I have enlisted the help of the experts at 8 Wines  to talk you through the different types of wines and offer some expert suggestions of wines you can choose.

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Why Do We Celebrate With Wine?

Wine is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the history of humankind, and it is mainly considered a drink that is used to celebrate various occasions. The reason being is because it connotes love, friendship, and happiness, hence the strong connection between wine and weddings.
Wine is also a symbol of transformation because grapes undergo a transformation during fermentation, and it also symbolizes sustenance. White wine is also connected with purity, as a synonym to pure love between two people that are entering the marital journey. As for red wine, it is the biggest symbol of love, and weddings are all about love and emotional connection.

Of course, wine symbolizes many other different things because its journey is a long one since it is mentioned even in the Bible, but what is important is that love has always been one of the crucial aspects of the wine symbolism.
So, it is no surprise why we celebrate special occasions like weddings with wine, and even less of a surprise why we make toasts with Champagne.

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What Wine to Purchase?

Champagne for the Toasts

There is almost no need to explain why you must have Champagne at your wedding; of course, the wedding toast is always a perfect match with sparkling wines because Champagne is a symbol of celebration and happiness as well.

You will need around 1 glass of wine per guest for the wedding toasts. It is most likely that this is more than enough, but still, it is better to be prepared. This means that you will need 1 bottle for around 10 people, more or less, and you can use your leftover budget in order to buy quality Champagne. When it comes to Champagne, it is best to purchase a quality wine since toasts are an important part of every wedding.

If your wedding toast happens inside or at night, it is best to buy richer styled sparkling wines like French Champagne such as Champagne Nicolas Maillart Brut Platine Premier Cru, Champagne Laherte Frères Brut Ultradition, Champagne AR Lenoble Cuvee Intense, etc.

If it is happening outside or during the day, you should buy more aromatic sparkling wines like Prosecco or even sparkling Rosé. You can purchase wines like Giusti Asolo Prosecco Superiore Extra Brut or Giusti Rosalia Prosecco Rosé Extra Dry 2020.

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Red Wine

There are many themed wedding options you can use to make your wedding even more special. The best thing about red wine is that even if there are leftovers, you can store them and enjoy the taste after the wedding.
Since there are many wines to choose from, it is best to pick a wine that you and your partner both love. Also, why not go for something different but still safe, like red wines that are similar to Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot but are perfectly blended with some other grapes as well.

This way, you will have a wine that everyone will love to drink, but it will still be something different than the typical choice at any other wedding.
Of course, there is no need to say that red wine is a lot more suitable for weddings during winter times and white wine for summer weddings. Accordingly, you can count how much wine you need of which type. As for Champagne, it is always the perfect choice for toasts no matter which time of the year you are celebrating the future of your marital life together.

White Wine

Even though white wine is best for warmer days, still, there are varieties that are suitable for many occasions. Chardonnay is always a good choice, but it depends whether you like this wine as a bolder oaked wine or some lighter wines.
Lighter wines you can take into consideration are unoaked Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Verdejo. These wines are light and easily drinkable, so they are best served on summer days.
The best oaked and bolder wine you can choose is oaked Chardonnay from different countries like Spain, Australia, Chile, or Sonoma Chardonnay from the United States.

Rosé Wine

Last but not least, rosé wine is also a great type of wine to have on your wedding day, especially for summer weddings. The best part about rosé wine is that you can purchase various types that your guests can choose from or try several of them since rosé is a beautiful light wine for summer celebrations.

Also, rosé is refreshing and great for hours of drinking; you can find it for a good price, it is food-friendly with various meals, and it is even stain-friendly since it won’t damage anyone’s clothing. Some of the rosé wines you can buy include the Californian Robert Mondavi Woodbridge White made from Zinfandel grapes or the Barone di Villagrande Etna Rosato 2020 that comes from the Sicily wine region in Italy.



We all know how important your wedding day is and that is why every single thing has to be perfectly organised. Here you have various instructions: what wines are the best choice for your special day, why wine is the perfect choice for an important celebration like a wedding day, and what it symbolizes.

It is evident that wine and weddings are like body and soul, so you have to pay attention to every detail and choose a wine that will create some beautiful memories for you and your loved ones. So, don’t waste any more time and start choosing your wedding wine right away since this journey can be extremely fun and enjoyable. Good luck!



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